Veterans Services Director Regina Goforth Retires

LENOIR, NC (March 12, 2024) ⇒ After 32 years of service to Caldwell County, Veterans Services Director Regina Goforth retired on February 29.

Goforth began her career with the county as the secretary in the Fire Marshal’s Office. From there she severed as Emergency Medical Services secretary, Information Technology technician, and Human Resources administrative assistant before being named Veterans Services director in 2017.

“During her time with Veterans Services, Goforth was a staunch advocate for veterans at the local, state, and national levels, advocating for veterans in Caldwell County, always giving them the greatest respect and assistance,” said Caldwell County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Church.

Goforth believed serving veterans “was not a job at all but a privilege.” Because she counted her role a privilege, she started the annual Caldwell County Veterans Appreciation Lunch which has recognized our veterans for 13 years.

Goforth worked closely with numerous veterans accrediting organizations, associations, and state work groups including the North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Retired Enlisted Association.

In addition to working with local and state veterans’ groups, Goforth is also a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Hudson Unit 392, Day 3 Church and their women’s ministry, and several other groups that serve veterans.

Goforth’s retirement plans include spending more time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren, and finding ways to serve her community.